directed by Jorge A. Vargas

Teatro L铆nea de Sombra



A wall is a wall. Built to keep people from moving from place to place, it faces a sort of existential impossibility. A person is a person: if they need to overcome the wall, they will do so, or die trying. Or live trying. In Amarillo, a woman voices the imaginary words of an absent man, whose dream of reaching the American El Dorado of Amarillo, Texas, has never been fulfilled. Jorge A. Vargas stages that painful absence, a tragic echo of so many others. In their research centre in Coyoac谩n, the members of Teatro L铆nea de Sombra combine the theatre with visual arts, music or video, mingling imagination and physical theatre to create a disturbing portrait of simple humanity amidst the impasses of contemporaneity.


directed by Jorge A. Vargas created and performed by Ra煤l Mendoza, Alicia Laguna, Mar铆a Luna, Vianey Salinas, Ant铆gona Gonz谩lez, Jes煤s Cuevas texts Gabriel Contreras, Harold Pinter, Tls

digital programming and devices Ra煤l Mendoza, Kay P茅rez

set and lighting design Jes煤s Hern谩ndez music Jorge Verd铆n 鈥 Clorofila voices, music and samplers Jes煤s Cuevas sound design Rodrigo Espinosa video Marina Espa帽a, Ra煤l Mendoza

mechanisms Ra煤l Mendoza altarpieces Juana In茅s Luna production assistant Patricia S谩nchez executive production Alicia Laguna

co-produced by Teatro Linea De Sombra, Mexico En Escena

opening 28May2009 Teatro El Milagro (M茅xico) playing time 1:00 Ages 12 and up

Show in Castilian, Portuguese subtitles.